LAU Condor Carnival

Alyssa MacKinnon

The Bixler-Botwinik quad was filled with the sounds of music and students as the Condor Carnival, hosted by the brothers of Lambda Alpha Upsilon fraternity, kicked off on Saturday, Aug 30.

Students rock climbing at LAU’s Condor Carnival. (Photo by Nicholas McDermott / Charger Bulletin photo)
Students rock climbing at LAU’s Condor Carnival.
(Photo by Nicholas McDermott / Charger Bulletin photo)

Rock climbing and a dunk tank were some of the most popular attractions, but the temporary tattoos and caricatures were a large draw for many people.
The carnival also featured a bouncy house obstacle course, a personalized street sign designer, and a wrecking ball blow up competition.

“I love LAU and I want to support them,” said senior Ahjahta McDuffie when asked why she attended the event. “The brothers are really fun and I love the pride they have in their fraternity.”

One of the members of Lamda Alpha Upsilon, Lamar Leonard, said that his favorite part of the carnival was seeing people have a good time and being able to enhance people’s college experience.

“We think of these events as bonding events…we are big on unity,” Leonard said.

Carnivals are a great time for various student groups to work together. Greek and non Greek organizations alike helped; the sisters of Sigma Iota Alpha assisted by making colorful snow cones, the sisters of Chi Kappa Rho made sugary swirls of cotton candy, and members of the Fire Science club cooked food on the grill.